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Mrs. Leachman from Dallas GA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirror Universe: Comparing Ocean and Surface Topography

My students need the Sea Floor Simulator kit, the Freshwater Aquarium kit, and other materials to help them visualize ocean topography and ocean currents.

  • $516 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you know there is more than sand and seaweed on the ocean floor? There are mountains, volcanoes, canyons, and plains. Please help my students discover the wonders that lie beneath the Earth's oceans.

My students are 6th graders at a middle school in Georgia.

They are excited about learning the mysteries of our amazing planet. This is the first time most of my students have had science everyday. They don't want to read about science in a book; they want to experience it.

My Project

With this simulation kit, students will be able to see and touch features of the ocean floor. They will be able to hold pieces of the ocean floor. They will be able to create ocean currents and see how their actions on land affect our ocean currents. My hope is that it will help them understand more about our oceans and why we need to protect our fragile ecosystem.

"Teach me and I will forget, show me and I will learn, involve me and I will understand." Hands-on learning is so important for students to understand abstract concepts.

Ocean topography and currents are difficult concepts for 6th graders. Your generous donation will help my students discover the amazing world beneath the ocean's water

Mrs. Leachman
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 380 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sea Floor Simulator Kit • Sargent-Welch $125.96 1 $125.96
Freshwater Aquarium Kit 10 Gallon • Sargent-Welch $135.90 1 $135.90
Globe World Ocean Relief-12In • Sargent-Welch $67.46 1 $67.46
BASALT DARK GRAY TOLS • Frey Scientific, Inc. $9.55 4 $38.20

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